The Knitster: Elbow Patches

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Recently I received a review copy of The Knitster: 20 Patterns for Hip Knitters, which comes out next week. If you’re knitting for a hipster man (or are a male knitter), this might be the book for you. Although many of the patterns are unisex, it definitely has more projects geared towards men than many books. Which makes sense, given that it was written by Robbie Dulaney of Knitxcore. But the book includes plenty of hats and accessories, and even a project for pets, so no one is left out. My favorite project in the book is definitely the elbow patches, which seem like they’d be really fun to personalize with your own favorite colors or pattern and add to a sweater.

Yarn: 8-ply 100% wool yarn in white, bright red, and royal blue
Needles: 4.5 mm (US7, UK7)
Abbreviations
sts: Stitches
MC: Main color
KFB: Make an extra stitch by knitting into the front of the next stitch, then, without slipping it off the left-hand needle, knit into the back of the same stitch
PFB: Make an extra stitch by purling into the front of the next stitch, but leaving the stitch on the left hand needle. Then purl through the back loop by looping the right hand needle around so you’re working through the back loop from right to left.
PALL: Purl all stitches to end of row
P2tog: Purl two stitches together
OTN: On the needle
KALL: Knit all stitches to end of row

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knitster elbow patches

The Knitster comes out Oct. 8, 2013, and is published by Hardie Grant Books.

Now that the weather’s really cooling down, I’m looking forward to curling up in my living room with my knitting needles and a hot drink, and this looks like a fun little project to tackle this fall.